FILE PHOTO: An Emirates passenger plane comes in to land at Heathrow airport during the coronavirus pandemic, London, Britain, May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Emirates to lay off more pilots, cabin crew on Wednesday, sources say

Dubai, June 10 (Reuters) - Emirates, one of the world’s biggest long-haul airlines, will lay off more pilots and cabin crew on Wednesday, sources said, in what would be a second day of redundancies. An Emirates spokeswoman declined to comment beyond the airline’s statement on Tuesday that some employees had been laid off. No further details were provided. The Dubai...

Kamlapur railway station is seen empty during Dhaka following the authorities order to shut down amid concerns of coronavirus pandemic in Dhaka, Bangladesh on March 30, 2020. Bangladesh has confirmed 48 cases, with 5 deaths due to coronavirus (COVID-19), According to IEDCR officials. (Photo by Mehedi Hasan/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Intercity train services in Bangladesh to resume from May 31

Bangladesh, May 28 (UNB) - The government has decided to operate intercity trains from May 31 to June 15 through selling 50 percent ticket. Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan came up with information on Thursday. He said the decision to sell 50 percent ticket has been taken so that passengers can travel maintaining distance from each other. A meeting will...

Passengers board an American Airlines flight to Charlotte, North Carolina at San Diego International Airport on May 20, 2020 in San Diego, California. Sandy Huffaker | Getty Images

Flying during the pandemic? Here’s what you need to know

May 25 (CNBC) - Airline passengers this summer will face a host of new policies and procedures, and possibly a few packed flights, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Memorial Day kicks off what is normally the busiest season for airlines, when airports are bustling and flights are often sold out. An uptick is occurring again this year, but the impact...

Dalawella beach, Galle province, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Alamy

Sri Lanka Tourism sees silver lining from July

May 16 (DailyFT) - Sri Lanka Tourism is seeing a silver lining as European and high-end Indian travellers have begun to inquire on forward bookings, while the Government is sorting out the COVID-19 protocol to welcome guests from July onwards. “The COVID-19 pandemic has a devastating impact for Sri Lanka from both an economic and social point of view. However,...

An employee of Japan Airlines (JAL), wearing protective mask following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), scans the temperature to a passenger at the almost empty Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan, March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Contact tracing, temperature checks and masks: airline industry outlines new norms

May 13 (Reuters) - The plan laid out by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airports Council International to reassure governments it is safe for the public to fly includes contact tracing, temperature screening, social distancing, extra cleaning and wearing masks. “Successfully restarting air passenger travel while restoring confidence in the safety of air travel are vital pre-requisites to...

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